A rare glimpse into the morbid world of necrotising fasciitis: Flesh-eating bacteria Vibrio vulnificus

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Abstract

Necrotising fasciitis is one of the fatal skin and soft tissue infections. Vibrio vulnificus is a rare cause of necrotising fasciitis; however, the disease is one of the major manifestations of the bacteria. Here, we report one such case in a middle-aged male patient. He presented with the signs of bilateral lower limb cellulitis and altered sensorium. V. vulnificus was isolated from blood culture and also from debrided tissue. Though the organism is well characterised, it is a rare causative agent of necrotising fasciitis. This case is a re-emphasis on active look out for this bacterium in patients presenting with necrotizsing fasciitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)384-386
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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